The Tata Altroz will launch in 22nd January 2020.
The Tata Altroz is expected to cost anywhere between Rs. 5.49 and 8.09 lakh for the petrol variants. The diesel range could be priced between Rs. 6.99 and 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Tata Altroz is available in 4 variants - XE, XM, XT and XZ. There’s also a dual-tone roof option available with the XZ variant and it has its own variant title - XZ (O).
The Tata Altroz is available with a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The petrol engine makes 86PS of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 3300rpm. The diesel engine makes 90PS of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque between 1250 and 3000rpm.
The Altroz gets the usual features we expect from a premium hatchback like automatic AC, touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, steering-mounted controls, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, projector headlamps, front and rear armrest, cooled glovebox, etc.
In addition, the Tata Altroz also gets some noteworthy features to tip the scale in its favour. These include a 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument console, ambient lighting, smart key band, multi-drive modes, cruise control and umbrella holders in front doors. You also get wide-opening doors, a flat rear floor and easy-reach horn with all variants of the Altroz.
The safety kit includes 2 front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear wiper, washer and defogger, rear parking sensors and reversing camera.
The Altroz doesn’t get LED headlights, split rear seatbacks, telescopic steering and auto-dimming inside mirrors.
If you’re looking for a premium hatchback and are tired of looking at the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Baleno, then the Altroz’ fresh exterior styling is worth considering. The black elements in the front and rear along with the option of gold body colour will help you stand out like no other hatchback.
If you like to take the rear seat, then the XZ variant will suit you well as it has rear AC vents, rear armrests, adjustable rear headrests, wide-opening rear doors and a flat floor.
If you frequently drive on the highways, then you’ll appreciate cruise control in the XT and XZ variants. Its large 345-litre boot will be useful on an outstation vacation and while picking up and dropping off relatives to and from an airport/railway station.
If you’re looking for a sub-4m SUV like Nexon, Brezza, Venue, etc. and want a lot of features without blowing your budget, then you should definitely consider the Altroz. While you will sacrifice the tall body and high ground clearance of a crossover, the Tata Altroz will more than make up for it with significant savings and more features.
The Altroz was first showcased as a concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car was expected to go on sale by mid-2019 but the launch was delayed due to reasons not known to us.
The Tata Altroz competes with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
The 2020 Tata Altroz rides on Tata’s ALFA platform. The same chassis is expected to be used in the next-generation of Tata Nexon, which is likely to go on sale sometime late in 2023 or early in 2024.